Psalms 69:30

30 I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.

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Psalms 69:30 in Other Translations

KJV
30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
ESV
30 I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
NLT
30 Then I will praise God’s name with singing, and I will honor him with thanksgiving.
MSG
30 Let me shout God's name with a praising song, Let me tell his greatness in a prayer of thanks.
CSB
30 I will praise God's name with song and exalt Him with thanksgiving.

Psalms 69:30 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 69:30

I will praise the name of God with a song
The "name" of God is himself, his perfections and attributes; which are to be "praised" by all his creatures, and especially his saints; and here by the Messiah, who sung the praise of God with his disciples at the supper, a little before his death; and in the great congregation in heaven, upon his ascension thither, having finished the great work of man's redemption. For as it was no lessening of his glory, as Mediator, to pray to God when on earth, it is no diminution of it to praise him in our nature in heaven; see ( Psalms 22:22 ) . This being said to be done with a song agrees with ( Hebrews 2:12 ) ; and is an instance of praising God this way, and which could not be prayer wise; as well as is a confirmation of the practice of New Testament churches, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, by the example of our Lord;

and will magnify him with thanksgiving:
to "magnify" is to make great; but God cannot be greater than he is. He is great above all gods; he is greater than all. But he is magnified when his greatness is owned and declared, and that is ascribed unto him; and particularly when "thanks" are given to him for favours; for then is he acknowledged by men to be the Father of mercies, the author and giver of them; and that they are unworthy of them, and that all the glory belongs to him. Christ, as man, not only prayed, but gave thanks to his Father when on earth, ( Matthew 11:25 Matthew 11:26 ) ( John 11:41 ) ; nor is it unsuitable to him, as such now in heaven, to give thanks and praise for being heard and helped in a day of salvation; or at the time when he wrought out the salvation of his people, and glorified all the divine perfections.

Psalms 69:30 In-Context

28 May they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous.
29 But as for me, afflicted and in pain— may your salvation, God, protect me.
30 I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
31 This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hooves.
32 The poor will see and be glad— you who seek God, may your hearts live!

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